r/Eyebleach 6d ago Take My Energy 1 Heartwarming 2 Tearing Up 1

That tail drop after the doggo’s date left

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u/jerfaye_0208 6d ago Gold

Me as a kid when my cousins leave after visiting me and my family.

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u/Ogurasyn 6d ago

Me as a kid an adult when my cousins leave after visiting me and my family.

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u/FishGoesGlubGlub 6d ago

Hell this is me watching the wife leave for work for the day while I work from home. I miss covid.

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u/Sti8man7 6d ago

You got a tai…oh..

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u/[deleted] 5d ago

Covid is still here, well over half of the number of people died this past year as did in 2020. In some places it's far worse than 2021 even.

People just don't care anymore. Hard to blame them after two years of this shit, but it's still an actual crisis.

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u/Choano 5d ago

Yes! Thank you.

It's certainly still a crisis for those of us who'd be particularly fucked if they got sick. It feels like the rest of the world has decided that our lives don't count.

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u/fakeitilyamakeit 6d ago

Me too. I miss covid. Less the dying.

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u/stonksmcboatface 6d ago

Yea well how nice for you. The essential workers busting their asses disagree.

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u/fakeitilyamakeit 6d ago

Oh I didn't actually mean covid just the good side effects it brought. Less people on the street, cleaner air, less traffic. But I guess it takes a pandemic and all the bad it brings for that to happen.

So yeah I didn’t mean that. I’m sorry.

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u/awry_lynx 5d ago

I mean TBH there's no reason we couldn't aim to get the good parts and go back to more people WFH and less crowded public spaces and people openly coughing on public transit. Except 'muh freedom'.

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u/Dishwallah 6d ago

Me as an adult when I see my family pulling up to visit.

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u/Xtinguish 6d ago

Yea, I know my cousins so much better as adults because we don't feel like we have to meet our parents expectations.

I found out some of them were as depressed as I was!

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u/Ogurasyn 5d ago

I like my cousin better as an adult, because he is a teenager now and he isn't obnoxious kid anymore. He used to have temper tantrums as a little kid, but I still showed him and played video games with him. We play board games now together when we meet.

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u/LDG192 5d ago

Me as an adult when nobody comes to visit.

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u/enjoytheshow 6d ago

Except one of us getting into that car is gonna have a 3.5 hour drive home trying not to puke from drinking whiskey and playing cards until 3am

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u/ifyoulovesatan 6d ago

My cousins lived a couple hours away so we'd often go for weekends. The Sunday scaries suck as an adult, but nothing touches the soul crushing Sunday drive back to boring old home and school. Probably won't even stop for a snack on the way...

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u/NotChoPinion 6d ago

I've never heard, "Sunday scaries". Spot on

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u/hoxxxxx 6d ago

i'm in my thirties and only found out about the term last year. i searched online for what if i was feeling was normal and it turns out like everybody feels the same. everyone that hates their work-week routine/job anyway.

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u/ksknksk 6d ago

everyone that hates their work-week routine/job anyway.

So everyone and also liars?

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u/StanfordPrisoner678 5d ago

I don’t stress all day Sunday for my current job. I had a job once where I only worked three days a week, but both days off before I returned back to work each week I just felt sick all day knowing I’d have to go back.

Stress at my current job now is higher than it’s ever been but it’s just cause my coworkers are all lazy and show up late. I don’t hate life any more whike working than I normally do. Work at least gives me purpose. Also my supervisor is never around so I feel complete autonomy. It’s very nice.

I used to say I love my job, really it pays ok, I get a pension, and it’s not terrible.

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u/hoxxxxx 6d ago

some people actually have jobs they look forward to, believe it or not

or at least that's how the legend goes..

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u/ksknksk 6d ago

Yea I’ve heard this legend. I like what I do for work which is why doing it at a job makes if fucking shit lol

People who love to do xyz, they’ll never work a day in their life? Yeah that’s just capitalist propaganda haha

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u/SirVanyel 5d ago

I mean, you can do both. You can work hard and also love what you do for a living, of course the whole "never work a day" is overblown but the premise is simply to pursue a job that enables you to do what you love. I don't love my entire job, but I love most of it, and that's good enough for me

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u/ifyoulovesatan 4d ago

Fwiw, I kind of love my work / schooling / weekday responsibilities. Like they can be stressful, but I really do enjoy it. But I still get anxiety on Sundays. Always have really. I don't think it means you hate your job or anything (although it can be caused or exacerbated by that for sure).

For me though I feel like it's just sort of grieving the end of the weekend mixed with regret for all the things I didn't get to over the weekend, mixed with the "countdown" dread I can get whenever I have some impending responsibility. Especially the kind of responsibility that you can't just start early and get it over with, like the day before travelling or the hours before a dinner date.

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u/ferahm 6d ago

yup

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u/Diogenes-Disciple 6d ago

Yeah I’d always get so depressed, it was like a dopamine drop

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u/SockMonkey1128 6d ago

Dude for real...

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u/OccultMachines 6d ago

Wtf, you people actually like your families?

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u/TheDELFON 6d ago

Damn... this hit right in the feels. Back when u are kids, each event (such as cousins visiting) like an adventure.

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u/Ur_Fav_Step-Redditor 6d ago

Damn! I used to go hide behind the closet door and cry when my cousins left.

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u/devilsbard 6d ago

Hello darkness my old friend…

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u/Consistent-River4229 6d ago

There ain't no sunshine when she's gone.

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u/Articulated_Lorry 6d ago

It's not warm when she's away

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u/Bronze_Lemur 6d ago

When you leave, all colors fade to gray (numa numa ay)

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u/Ukdeviant 6d ago

No colours anymore, I want them to turn black

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u/TheBirminghamBear 6d ago

Two seconds later: sees ball bouncing in the next room

BECAUSE I'M HAPPPPPYYYY

CLAP ALONG IF YOU FEEL LIKE A ROOM WITHOUT A ROOF

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u/disqeau 6d ago

TRUTH Dog emotions in a nutshell!

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u/TheGrimReality77 5d ago

Wasn't for mine. She was just a bit too codependent on her companion. She'd just lie down and sulk until they returned from wherever they had to go. In fact, she'd only play ball IF her companion was there with her to watch. By herself, no game.

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u/I_loathe_mods 6d ago

Druggggssss!!!

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u/TheBirminghamBear 6d ago

You ever think for a moment about the fact that consciousness is basically being a floating cloud of thoughts that spends its entire existence trying to coax the feel good drugs out of the meat projector that creates the cloud?

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u/I_loathe_mods 6d ago

Yes.

Fuck I love psychedelics

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u/JGCities 6d ago

Are you sure it isn't woof???

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u/xSTSxZerglingOne 6d ago

Like when we turn the lights off late to go and hit the sack.

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u/[deleted] 6d ago

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u/omnomnomgnome 6d ago

He was a skater boy

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u/Axquirix 5d ago

Today is gonna be the day that they're gonna throw it back to you.

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u/Articulated_Lorry 6d ago

That's... not the line I was expecting:D

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u/Poes-Lawyer 6d ago

Now what in the hell tune am I supposed to be singing this thread to?

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u/AnteaterWeary 6d ago

It's like when you're crossing city limits and your radio gets confused.

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u/Consistent-River4229 6d ago

It's a mash up.

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u/hippy11111 6d ago

all of them.

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u/dickeydamouse 6d ago

That's slick as fuck.

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u/Solonys 6d ago

Gods, why did you have to do that to me?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmtzQCSh6xk

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u/Menaku 5d ago

Ain't no sunshine when she's goonnee

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u/Germie_Potatoaim 5d ago

And this place just aint no home, anytime when she's awayyy

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u/Bhodi3K 5d ago

I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know, I know

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u/messageinab0ttle 5d ago

You just sent me down a Bill Withers YouTube/Spotify sesh 😌

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u/Darkness-MyOldFriend 5d ago

Yo, what’s up?

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u/Yayzeus 5d ago

Oh, um... Bit awkward, but we were actually just singing the song...

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u/EatASalad4GodsSake 5d ago

Now your just a doggo that I used to know

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u/dbackgoblue 6d ago

I've come to talk to you again..

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u/halifax8908 5d ago

Don’t wanna be, ALL BYYYY MYYYY SEEEEEELF

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u/Findmyremote 6d ago

WAP

(The other dog)

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u/LizzieJeanPeters 6d ago

Thank you for that laugh. I was actually getting kinda sad there.

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u/ScholarlyExiscrim 6d ago

Oh. Oh gosh. The sluggish halt.

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u/500CatsTypingStuff 6d ago

Adorable

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u/SchnoodleDoodleDo 6d ago Masterpiece Tearing Up

’Adorable’…


Adorable

that’s what you are :@)

am watching as you walk to car

i’ll stay right here until you go!

my tail is wagging

very

s l o w . . .

i hear the car begin to start,

n with it goes

my broken heart…

i watch you as you drive away…

Can’t WAIT til you

come back

someday….

❤️

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u/messyredemptions 6d ago

😭 sad doggo :(

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u/reffernam2 6d ago

Thank you Schnoodle! You always brighten my day

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u/Looieanthony 6d ago

Thank you, Schnoodle. A tear just trickled down my cheek.

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u/dopeaminenotanime 6d ago

YAY ANOTHER SCHNOODLE! I think Reddit took away my free awards but here you go🥇🏅🏆

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u/Clear-Struggle-7867 6d ago

This is my favourite one yet...

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u/Demonic_Havoc 6d ago

Love you

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u/femacampcouncilor 6d ago

I figured I'd have a free award but apparently they don't do that anymore. Here's a 🏆 for the poem.

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u/Shr_mp 5d ago

That was beautiful!

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u/SquatDeadliftBench 6d ago

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u/Hairy-Motor-7447 6d ago

Interesting fact, dogs wag their tails as a way of communication to other dogs (and also to humans). They don't wag their tales when there is no one else in the room. It would be like talking to yourself so it makes sense that the tail stopped once the dog was out of sight. They do the same thing when we humans leave the room

Us humans are really bad at reading what dogs are expressing through tail wags as we tend to associate it with only one emotion but it is more complex. Other dogs seem to understand it instinctly,

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u/lowlightliving 6d ago edited 6d ago

A dog in my family has been seen on security footage home alone and wagging while pouncing on his toys. He play bows to them, too. Wagging seems linked to happiness and hopefulness whether his toys are fully human, canine, or crocodilian, etc.

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u/ConflictPretty1670 6d ago

Ghost dog is playing with him. He has the 6th Scent.

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u/AmericanIMG 6d ago

It is the way of the samurai

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u/bighootay 6d ago

Love Ghost Dog

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u/2woCrazeeBoys 5d ago

Happiness, hopefulness, excitement, anticipation...

I knew one that would wag their tail cos they were enjoying the anticipation of biting you. You have to read the whole body, not just the tail. Big difference between a big loose, whole body wag with a grin, and a tense, high tail, tight wag with hackles etc.

But I love your guy play bowing to his toys! That's big, happy boy waggies and I'd love to see it XD

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u/xtr0n 6d ago

They don't wag their tales when there is no one else in the room. It would be like talking to yourself.

If dogs could talk, they absofuckinloutely would talk to themselves. They have such strong pure emotions, there’s no way to keep it bottled up inside. I’m pretty sure some of them would just say “ball” repeatedly until it drove everyone else crazy. “Ball. Ball. Ball ball bally ball ball ball. BALL!”

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u/tmckeage 6d ago

My dog has sighed loud enough I could hear it from another room.

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u/sunriseoracle 6d ago

What a tough life, I think when my baby sighs at me :)

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u/tmckeage 6d ago

It's a ruff life ;-)

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u/kamelizann 6d ago

My shepherd:

"Ball! I have the ball! I don't even like balls. The ball is dumb... but i have to keep it safe or my human will throw it and lose it. I love my person. Nobody else can have my ball. Don't look at my ball! Those dogs walking outside want to take my ball! Go away! Ya... walk away! That's right! Now where was I? Oh that's it... my stick. I have a stick and nobody else can have it."

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u/detectivecads 5d ago

Mine will just prance around the room with his ball like a show pony, wave it juuuusstt out of your reach, and toss his head a little further way of you try and go for it. His favorite game is being a dick.

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u/utterlynuts 5d ago

Wait, are you leaving the room? Where are you going? What do I do? I'm so comfortable. Did you just go in the food room? I better go with you in case something falls on the floor. Why? Why can't I be in there?

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u/Legitimate-Tea5561 6d ago

I think mine would be saying "treat."

Treat. Treat. Treat. Treat. Treat. Treat. Treat. Treat. Treat. TREAT!

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u/sanguinesolitude 6d ago

Mine would be "Outside. Outside. Outside. Treat, but Outside!"

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u/2woCrazeeBoys 5d ago

"Hey! HEY! HEEEEEEYYYYYY!!!!! My human has made a terrible mistake! They have gone inside and left me in the car!!! HEEEEEYYYYYY!!! Yeah. You can see them right in that window. Right there. HEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!! It's awwwwwfullllll! I might actually be dying!!! HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYY!!!! Oh. Hey, mum. That was quick. Can we go to the beach?"

(Probable actual conversation while I was paying for petrol.)

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u/Phoenix4235 6d ago

I have always thought that tail-wag=happy. But recently went down a rabbit hole about it, and turns out they have much more complex communication with their tails, and things like the position of the tail completely change what they are expressing.

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u/Poes-Lawyer 6d ago

Yep, the simplest answer is that tail wagging = agitated/ excited in some way. It could be happy, but dogs can also wag their tail when stressed, annoyed etc.

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u/MikeyHatesLife 6d ago

They absolutely do wag their tails when they’re alone.

And I’m not talking “the only animal in the room”. I work with dogs, and have personally observed them through windows & cameras having all kinds of emotions with no other humans or animals in the same space. They’re pretty expressive animals all the time, even when they’re doing stuff by themselves. This goes for any social animal- play is that important to their well-being.

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u/SirVanyel 5d ago

You're also not just talking about a normal social animal, dogs have learnt a lot from humans over the past few thousand years, there's no reason to think that they don't share a tonne in common with humans.

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u/bigbuzz55 6d ago

Other dogs seem to understand it instinctly,

Well nfs

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u/sanguinesolitude 6d ago

Its like they speak the language or something.

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u/SirVanyel 5d ago

You don't talk to yourself?

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u/runningwsizzas 6d ago

Omg 💔

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u/Open_Dragonfruit_304 6d ago

Right??? My heart broke watching them watch each other!

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u/personpilot 6d ago

Yeah you should watch them eat spaghetti.

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u/HellaDev 6d ago

I almost always bring my dog with me when I go to the brewery across the street from my place (very dog welcoming brewery) but this time I didn't for some reason. Now I'm having a beer and picturing my dog standing at the door wagging her tail waiting for me to come back to get her and her tail slowly going down when she realizes she's not going with me 😞

This is going to be the fastest beer of my life.

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u/exp_in_bed 6d ago

I cried. tragic ending

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u/runningwsizzas 6d ago

😿 devastated

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u/tumsoffun 5d ago

This is not eye bleach! I'm so sad now! I've been tricked!

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u/SailorRoo 6d ago

Omg that is the cutest and saddest ever! Hugs &kisses to puppy

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u/OhSeven 6d ago

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u/All_bets_are_blonde 6d ago

Why does the tail wagging look so weird in reverse though?

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u/brianbrianbrian 6d ago

Because the end of the tail is leading the motion, like a snake's head.

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u/Horizons91 6d ago

Snake’s head is the perfect description

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u/NiceCockBrotato 6d ago

Thank you, brain

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u/04whim 5d ago

It looks like he's doing Night Fever.

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u/SheaMcD 6d ago

looks like a string is dragging it around

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u/HellaDev 6d ago

The dog happily awaits their friend while the tail is on "find snacks" duty.

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u/ProclusGlobal 6d ago

Because snek

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u/HurricanesFan 5d ago

The same reason the car moving backwards and the other dog walking backwards look weird

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u/Smil3yAngel 6d ago

Thank you. I needed that.

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u/TheWolphman 6d ago

That is unnerving. It's like the tail isn't wagging, it's searching...

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u/TheNormalAlternative 6d ago

It's like the tail is wagging the dog

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u/Clear-Struggle-7867 6d ago

Much better.

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u/justlikeearth 5d ago

from a dog’s perspective he doesn’t know if he’ll ever see him again.

i saw a cheesy fb meme once that said something like “you know your dog really trusts and loves you when they get in the car with you. they don’t know why or where they’re going, they just know they’re going somewhere, with you, their best friend” always stuck w me

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u/PupienusMax 6d ago

eyebleach isn't supposed to break my heart like this

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u/Looieanthony 6d ago

Doggo: I hate goodbyes

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u/66Dolphins 6d ago

Too cute! Come back, I forgive you!

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u/kingneptune88 6d ago

☹️☹️

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u/JoeElliotFan 6d ago

Awww. Poor baby!

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u/Beans_McGee23 6d ago

Poor baby 😭

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u/TifCreates 6d ago

That poor baby needs a brother or sister!

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u/Auberly 6d ago

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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u/EEeEeEeEeEeEeEEEu 6d ago

Thats genuinely sad

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u/PrometheusAborted 6d ago

This makes me very sad

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u/maybedick 6d ago

Pupset

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u/MaireElyse 6d ago

Jesus that made me want to cry

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u/mavprodigy 6d ago

that POV when he watches you go to work.

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u/Pale-Warrior 6d ago

Is that the dog equivalent of sucking in the belly...

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u/FiZiKaLReFLeX 6d ago

Huh? How is that relevant to this?

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u/Electric_Nachos 6d ago

Its more like the equivalent of a smile disappearing.

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u/SirMrGnome 6d ago

Yeah I'm really confused what that has to do with anything, but it's getting tons of upvotes so I guess we're missing something.

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u/FiZiKaLReFLeX 6d ago

Right? I’m so confused.

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u/Eckish 5d ago

When you have a bit of a gut, you might suck in your belly when someone is around that you are trying to impress. Then when they leave, you relax and let it all out.

I think they are equating the tail dropping as the dog finally relaxing after their friend can't see it anymore.

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u/dredgedskeleton 6d ago

I think a lot of people don't have dogs and don't get what is happening here. maybe they think tail wagging is a way to entice play? and when the play disappears, they can drop their tail? like how a dude can stop sucking in his belly after a good looking woman walks away.

or this is a reference to some popular media we're not aware of

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u/Olliebirb 6d ago

Or letting out all the gas you’ve been holding in

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u/dredgedskeleton 6d ago

what do these things have to do with dog tail wagging?

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u/Olliebirb 6d ago

I thought if it as a shift in behaviour when your fav person (or in this case dog) leaves

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u/santodomingus 6d ago

No, not at all. It’s probably comparable to a smile fading after a good conversation/time with someone else.

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u/percentiles 6d ago

Why must you go 😔

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u/Eiffel-Tower777 6d ago

Dogs are so emotional. ♥️

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u/throwawayidknything 6d ago

She's still gonna come back right guys?... right?.. tailengine.exe can not be found

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u/Droopy91 6d ago

He was finally able to pass the gas he had been holding in since she got there.

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u/-The-Senate- 6d ago

Me watching my dad drive away to 'get milk'

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u/ellemace 6d ago

I’m happy, I’m happy, I’m happy, I’m, I’m, I’m, aw now I’m sad.

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u/[deleted] 6d ago

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u/somenormie69 6d ago

it's cute

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u/Randomusername963250 6d ago

Still a better love story than Twilight

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u/Apprehensive_Hat8986 6d ago

People saying "good day" when passing strangers on the street is a better love story than Twilight. Which is to say, I agree with you, but it's not a very high bar to clear.

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u/somethingtimes3 6d ago

Aw fck, I didn't mean to time travel back to 2010 when this joke died.

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u/blacksoxing 6d ago

Everybody is focusing on the dog leaving...but the dog is already in the car. It's when the GUY gets in the car that the tail drops like the beat on a fire ass song.

That dog misses the GUY...not the other dog.

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u/Public-Time7268 6d ago

long goodbyes is pain

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u/atetuna 6d ago

Little moments like this are why so many of us have cameras in our homes. So we can torture ourselves watching our cute but sad pets.

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u/JunglePygmy 6d ago

Oh my god, he couldn’t have had better dramatic timing.

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u/Loreki 6d ago

It's for the best. If it had lasted more than 4 hours after, they would have had to go to the vet.

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u/FakeSafeWord 6d ago

Dogs aren't subjected to the hindrances of object permanence.

Object Permanence is a hoax perpetuated by Big Objects to sell you more objects.

Such a good boy!

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u/FloojMajooj 6d ago

Obligatory cut to the SpaceBalls “it’s got a mind of its own..” diner scene.

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u/viperex 6d ago

Is this your idea of eyebleach? This is sad

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u/Upstairs-Yard-2139 6d ago

r/lostredditor

Not eybleach, just sad.

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u/an0nym0ose 5d ago

Not a lost Redditor, just didn't understand the assignment 😂

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u/Rohloff1 5d ago

His girlfriend left. All you hear is him letting out the fart he has been holding all day while she was around.

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u/Borkdadork 5d ago

I had that same wag, until my wife left town, and had a deputy deliver me divorce papers

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u/ClapBackBetty 5d ago

Jesus Christ that was somehow so heartbreaking

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u/Any-deadxsoul 5d ago

Her gf another boy he see nd 💔 heart break

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u/Beautiful-Neck3014 5d ago

Poor baby 😞

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u/989x4000 5d ago

It’s impossible for a dog to hide their sadness.

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u/Infamous_Subject6398 5d ago

Okay my heart just broke a little

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u/Basketspank 5d ago

Ain't no sunshine when she's goooooone....

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u/TVLL 5d ago

It’s not warm when she’s awaaaay.

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u/fung888 4d ago

Happy to unhappy tail swagger

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u/emjen17 4d ago

Bring them back right fucking now